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The 2000-Meter Row: A Case Study in Performance Anxiety
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This case study is based on another case in our collection, The 2000-Meter Row: A Case in Homeostasis, which emphasizes the metabolic, respiratory, and cardiac responses of a young athlete competing in a championship rowing event. In this modified version, the same event is viewed in a new light to explore the psychological ramifications of the stressful sports competition. The case was developed for a mixed undergraduate-graduate course in sport psychology.

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Life Science
Psychology
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Case Study
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National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
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Case Study Collection
Author:
Doug M. Post
Abnormal Behavior
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This course will help to define abnormal and normal behaviors and to group these abnormal phenomena into 'disorders.' It will cover the basic concepts surrounding the diagnosis and treatment of abnormal psychological phenomena. The student will investigate the characteristics, epidemiology, controversy, and treatment of individual disorders. The student will begin by defining normal versus abnormal behavior and reviewing the historical context in which abnormal psychology emerged, then discuss the major theories or paradigms associated with abnormal psychology, the classification system used to differentiate and define disorders, and the research methods often utilized in the study of abnormal psychology. Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to: describe the historical context from which the current conceptualization of abnormal psychology has evolved; identify and describe the main theoretical perspectives/paradigms which have influenced the field of abnormal psychology; identify and differentiate the classification of psychological disorders; evaluate treatment approaches; explain the major research findings for each group of disorders and how they add to our knowledge of the causes and treatment of psychological disorders. (Psychology 401)

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Psychology
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The Saylor Foundation
Abnormal Language, Fall 2004
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Introduction to the linguistic study of language pathology, concentrating on experimental approaches and theoretical explanations. Discussion of Specific Language Impairment, autism, Down syndrome, Williams syndrome, normal aging, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, hemispherectomy and aphasia. Focuses on the comparison of linguistic abilities among these syndromes, while drawing clear comparisons with first and second language acquisition. Topics include the lexicon, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics. Relates the lost linguistic abilities in these syndromes to properties of the brain.

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Linguistics
Psychology
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Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Hirsch, Christopher
Wexler, Kenneth
Abnormal Psychology: An e-text!
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This wiki is an ongoing collaboration between Dr. Caleb Lack and students at the University of Central Oklahoma and Arkansas Tech University. So far, over 300 students have spent eight semesters and thousands of hours in contributing to this wiki. The purpose of this wiki is to offer an alternative to the often quite expensive textbooks used in most undergraduate abnormal psychology courses by creating a user-driven, interactive online text. The wiki covers a larger number of topics than traditional texts, allowing professors and students to focus on their own interests.

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Psychology
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Textbook
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Wikispaces
Author:
Caleb Lack
Abnormal Psychology Course LibGuide
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This LibGuide was designed to accompany a community college course in Abnormal Psychology. It contains original material created by the instructor (Mind Maps and Focus Questions), as well as supporting readings gathered from other open sources and some links to freely available copyrighted material. Institutions with a subscription to the LibGuides platform may want to make a copy so they can adapt it to local needs and control the content.

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Psychology
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Northwestern Michigan College
Advanced Animal Behavior, Spring 2000
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Reviews selected issues including learning, cognition, perception, foraging and feeding, migration and navigation, defense, and social activities including conflict, collaboration, courtship and reproduction, and communication. The interacting contributions of environment and heredity are examined and the approaches of psychology, ethology, and ecology to this area of study are treated. The relation of human behavior patterns to those of nonhuman animals is explored. Additional readings and a paper are required for graduate credit.

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Biology
Psychology
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Full Course
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Schneider, Gerald
Affect: Biological, Psychological, and Social Aspects of Feelings, Spring 2013
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This course studies the relations of affect to cognition and behavior, feeling to thinking and acting, and values to beliefs and practices. These connections will be considered at the psychological level of organization and in terms of their neurobiological and sociocultural counterparts.

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Biology
Psychology
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Full Course
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Chorover, Stephan
Affective Priming at Short and Extremely Short Exposures, Spring 2003
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This course is an investigation of affective priming and creation of rigorously counterbalanced, fully computerized testing paradigm. Includes background readings, study design, counterbalancing, study execution, data analysis, presentation of poster, and final paper.

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Psychology
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Full Course
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Corkin, Suzanne
Analyzing Findings
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By the end of this section, you will be able to:Explain what a correlation coefficient tells us about the relationship between variablesRecognize that correlation does not indicate a cause-and-effect relationship between variablesDiscuss our tendency to look for relationships between variables that do not really existExplain random sampling and assignment of participants into experimental and control groupsDiscuss how experimenter or participant bias could affect the results of an experimentIdentify independent and dependent variables

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Social Science
Psychology
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Melinda Boland
Animal Behavior, Fall 2013
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Most of the major categories of adaptive behavior can be seen in all animals. This course begins with the evolution of behavior, the driver of nervous system evolution, reviewed using concepts developed in ethology, sociobiology, other comparative studies, and in studies of brain evolution. The roles of various types of plasticity are considered, as well as foraging and feeding, defensive and aggressive behavior, courtship and reproduction, migration and navigation, social activities and communication, with contributions of inherited patterns and cognitive abilities. Both field and laboratory based studies are reviewed; and finally, human behavior is considered within the context of primate studies.

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Biology
Ecology
Psychology
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Full Course
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Schneider, Gerald
Are You Blue? What Can You Do?: A Case Study on Treatment Options for Depression
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This case study introduces students to treatment alternatives for depression using a jigsaw method in which groups of students are divided up so that each member of the "home group" becomes the "resident expert" in one of five possible treatment options. Designed for a course in abnormal psychology, this case could be adapted for courses in physiological psychology, pharmacy, and neurobiology.

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Life Science
Psychology
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
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Case Study Collection
Author:
Amy Pettigrew
Kathleen Boje
Linda Walsh
Robert W. Grossman
Artificial Sanity: A Case Study for a Class in Introductory Psychology
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Using the story of death row inmate Charles Singleton, who developed paranoid schizophrenia while in prison awaiting execution, this case study explores the relationship between a society's concept of mental illness and its treatment of people who are mentally ill. Students are asked to identify the model of mental illness assumed by each of the lawyers in the case and to explain the implications of that model in terms of the defendant's rights and responsibilities.

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Psychology
Sociology
Material Type:
Case Study
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National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
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Case Study Collection
Author:
Sheila OĽË_Brien Quinn
Autism Theory and Technology, Spring 2011
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This course illuminates current theories about autism together with challenges faced by people on the autism spectrum. Theories in communicating, interacting socially, managing cognitive and affective overload, and achieving independent lifestyles are covered. In parallel, the course presents state-of-the-art technologies being developed for helping improve both theoretical understanding and practical outcomes. Participants are expected to meet and interact with people on the autism spectrum. Weekly reading, discussion, and a term project are required.

Subject:
Psychology
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Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Matthew Goodwin
Rosalind W. Picard
Be A Juror Explanation
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Eyewitness testimony research has informed the federal government's guidelines for competent use of eyewitness evidence in criminal matters (Wells, Malpass, Lindsay, Fisher, Turtle, & Fulero, 2000). This study regarding the effect of eyewitness testimony can be used to generate a discussion regarding the influence on juries of such testimony. This page explains how this study can be used to illustrate the value of using multiple group designs and serves as a point of departure for explaining post-hoc analyses.

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Education
Astronomy
Psychology
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Interactive
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Online Psychology Laboratory (OPL)
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Online Psychology Laboratory (OPL)
Beginning Costume Design and Construction, Fall 2008
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" This is an intermediate workshop designed for students who have a basic understanding of the principles of theatrical design and who want a more intensive study of costume design and the psychology of clothing. Students develop designs that emerge through a process of character analysis, based on the script and directorial concept. Period research, design, and rendering skills are fostered through practical exercises. Instruction in basic costume construction, including drafting and draping, provide tools for students to produce final projects."

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Arts and Humanities
Psychology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Held, Leslie Cocuzzo
Behavioral Economics and Finance, Spring 2004
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Surveys research which incorporates psychological evidence into economics. Prospect theory. Biases in probabilistic judgment. Self-control and mental accounting with implications for consumption and savings. Fairness, altruism, and public goods contributions. Financial market anomalies and theories. Impact of markets, learning, and incentives. Some evidence on memory, attention, categorization, and the thinking process.

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Finance
Economics
Psychology
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Full Course
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M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Gabaix, Xavier
A Better Way to Talk about Love
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In love, we fall. We're struck, we're crushed, we swoon. We burn with passion. Love makes us crazy and makes us sick. Our hearts ache, and then they break. Talking about love in this way fundamentally shapes how we experience it, says writer Mandy Len Catron. In this talk for anyone who's ever felt crazy in love, Catron highlights a different metaphor for love that may help us find more joy and less suffering in it.

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Psychology
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Lecture
Provider:
TED
Author:
Mandy Len Catron
The Biochemistry of Love
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Love is deeply biological. It pervades every aspect of our lives and has inspired countless works of art. Love also has a profound effect on our mental and physical state. A “broken heart” or a failed relationship can have disastrous effects; bereavement disrupts human physiology and may even precipitate death. Without loving relationships, humans fail to flourish, even if all of their other basic needs are met. As such, love is clearly not “just” an emotion; it is a biological process that is both dynamic and bidirectional in several dimensions. Social interactions between individuals, for example, trigger cognitive and physiological processes that influence emotional and mental states. In turn, these changes influence future social interactions. Similarly, the maintenance of loving relationships requires constant feedback through sensory and cognitive systems; the body seeks love and responds constantly to interactions with loved ones or to the absence of such interactions. The evolutionary principles and ancient hormonal and neural systems that support the beneficial and healing effects of loving relationships are described here.

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Psychology
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Module
Provider:
Diener Education Fund
Provider Set:
Noba
Author:
Steve Porges
Sue Carter
The Biopsychosocial Model of Health and Illness
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Aims to define the biopsychosocial model, explicate its implications in healthcare, characterize the nature of past and present perceptions of health and what factors influenced change, delineate the position of health psychology in different environments, and reveal the methods used to study biopsychosocial interactions.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
Psychology
Sociology
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Rice University
Provider Set:
Connexions
Author:
Dr. Shaheen E Lakhan
The Brain
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The human brain is responsible for all behaviors, thoughts, and experiences described in this textbook. This module provides an introductory overview of the brain, including some basic neuroanatomy, and brief descriptions of the neuroscience methods used to study it.

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Psychology
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Module
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Diener Education Fund
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Noba
Author:
Diane Beck
Evalina Tapia
Brain Mechanisms for Hearing and Speech, Fall 2005
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An advanced course covering anatomical, physiological, behavioral, and computational studies of the central nervous system relevant to speech and hearing. Students learn primarily by discussions of scientific papers on topics of current interest. Recent topics include cell types and neural circuits in the auditory brainstem, organization and processing in the auditory cortex, auditory reflexes and descending systems, functional imaging of the human auditory system, quantitative methods for relating neural responses to behavior, speech motor control, cortical representation of language, and auditory learning in songbirds.

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Biology
Psychology
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Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Brown, M. Christian
Delgutte, Bertrand
The Brain: Teaching Modules
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Developed from the original series The Brain, these flexible resources offer extensive footage and research into the inner workings of this amazing human organ, including findings on Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia, autism, Parkinson's disease, and many other topics. The modules are appropriate for use in general and advanced courses in psychology, abnormal and physiological psychology, neuropsychology, and occupational therapy. Video teaching modules for college and high school classrooms and adult learners; 32 video modules (from 5 to 20 minutes in length) and guide.

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Psychology
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Lecture
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Annenberg Learner
The Brain and Cognitive Sciences I, Fall 2002
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Survey of principles underlying the structure and function of the nervous system, integrating molecular, cellular, and systems approaches. Topics: development of the nervous system and its connections, cell biology or neurons, neurotransmitters and synaptic transmission, sensory systems of the brain, the neuroendocrine system, the motor system, higher cortical functions, behavioral and cellular analyses of learning and memory. First half of an intensive two-term survey of brain and behavioral studies for first-year graduate students. Open to graduate students in other departments, with permission of instructor.

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Biology
Psychology
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Full Course
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M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Graybiel, Ann
Miller, Earl Keith
Wilson, Matt
Wilson, Matthew
Case of Maria: A Cross-Cultural Study of the Therapeutic Relationship
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This case illustrates concepts of assessment, diagnosis, and treatment within the context of a counseling relationship. Its primary purpose is to teach students about the dynamics of the therapeutic relationship, specifically that the relationship is one based on power. The case also covers depression, the diagnosis of psychological disorders, cross cultural issues in counseling, and treatment planning. It could be used in either an introductory psychology course or at a more advanced level such as in an upper-level abnormal psychology course.

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Psychology
Sociology
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
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Case Study Collection
Author:
Janet Morahan-Martin
Stephanie L. Brooke
A Case of Mistaken Memory?  The Psychology of Eyewitness Memory
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This case explores the fundamental principles of memory, eyewitness accuracy, and police questioning techniques in witness identification in a criminal case. By studying the details of an actual series of attacks and the subsequent police investigation, students learn that memory is a reconstructive process rather than an accurate recording of events. The case has been used in an undergraduate introductory psychology course and in a course on psychology and the law. It could also be used in a cognitive psychology course.

Subject:
Psychology
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Case Study
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National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
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Case Study Collection
Author:
Karen Chambers
A Case of Seasonal Affective Disorder
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"Melanie Johnson" is a 32-year-old accountant who has moved to Green Bay, Wisconsin, from her hometown of Sarasota, Florida. For the first time in her life, she has been experiencing periods of depression, lethargy, and excessive sleeping. Students read about these symptoms then answer a set of directed questions designed to teach facts and principles of anatomy and physiology using reference books, textbooks, the Internet, and each other as sources of information. The case has been used in both a sophomore-level course in human anatomy and physiology and a senior-level course in general physiology.

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Life Science
Anatomy/Physiology
Psychology
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
Provider Set:
Case Study Collection
Author:
David F. Dean
A Case of a Pheochromocytoma
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"Rollie Hendrix," a 35-year-old husband and father of three children, has been experiencing headaches and palpitations of increasing frequency and severity over the past six months. In addition, he has had periods of intense anxiety and panic attacks. Students read about these symptoms and then answer a set of directed questions designed to teach facts and principles of anatomy and physiology using reference books, textbooks, the Internet, and each other as sources of information. The case has been used in both a sophomore-level course in human anatomy and physiology and a senior-level course in general physiology.

Subject:
Life Science
Anatomy/Physiology
Psychology
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
Provider Set:
Case Study Collection
Author:
David F. Dean
Cell Phones and Driving
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When you're driving a car, your eyes are in constant motion -- scanning the road for signs, pedestrians, and potential hazards. But if you're talking on a cell phone, watch out: it may give you tunnel vision. You'll find out why in this Science Update.

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Anatomy/Physiology
Psychology
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Lecture
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AAAS
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Science Netlinks
Cellular Neurophysiology, Spring 2002
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Surveys the molecular and cellular mechanisms of neuronal communication. Covers ion channels in excitable membrane, synaptic transmission, and synaptic plasticity. Correlates the properties of ion channels and synaptic transmission with their physiological function such as learning and memory. Discusses the organizational principles for the formation of functional neural networks at synaptic and cellular levels.

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Anatomy/Physiology
Psychology
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Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Liu, Guosong
Cellular and Molecular Computation, Spring 2000
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Life as an emergent property of networks of chemical reactions involving proteins and nucleic acids. Mathematical theories of metabolism, gene regulation, signal transduction, chemotaxis, excitability, motility, mitosis, development, and immunity. Applications to directed molecular evolution, DNA computing, and metabolic and genetic engineering.

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Psychology
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Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Seung, Sebastian
Challenging Ideas in Mental Health
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Take a new and different look at mental health. This unit invites you to think differently about life's dilemmas by taking account of the views of all concerned, especially people experiencing mental distress. It explores ideas and practice in mental health, and will appeal to a wide range of people.

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Psychology
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Activity/Lab
Reading
Syllabus
Provider:
The Open University
Provider Set:
Open University OpenLearn
Chapter Summaries and Updated Powerpoints
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This is a link to a folder that contains summaries for each of the chapters plus modified/updated powerpoints based on the provided powerpoints from OpenStax.
Link: https://1drv.ms/f/s!AnkKqP3iLfYOnp1J9sLv-VegrH1TDA

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Psychology
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Child Psychologist
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Child psychologists study learning patterns, behavioral developments and environmental factors affecting children from infancy through adolescence. They may specialize in developmental psychology, abnormal psychology or adolescent psychology. Commonly, parents of children who’ve suffered trauma or who have physical, mental or learning disabilities seek help from child psychologists. Professionals in this field can work as counselors, advisors or researchers for social, academic, corporate or community programs. Here, we’ll take a closer look at the practice of child psychology and how to maximize opportunities in the field., including an expert interview.

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Psychology
Material Type:
Reading
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psychology.org
Clinical Psychologist
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Clinical psychology broadly refers to the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders. Clinical psychologists may provide general psychological treatment or choose a practice area based on a specific patient group, disorder or condition. With many specialties falling under this domain, its practitioners comprise the largest subfield of psychology professionals. Typical work settings include hospitals, academia or private practice; and while many in this field practice in medical settings, clinical psychologists are not considered medical doctors and most states do not allow them to prescribe medications. On this page, we will explore the skills needed to become a clinical psychologist and how to excel in the field. Includes an expert interview.

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Psychology
Material Type:
Reading
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psychology.org